Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


The SFA were last night threatening to freeze Rangers out of football after the Court of Session overturned a 12-month transfer ban on the Ibrox club. (The Daily Record)

But Rangers believe a technicality will mean FIFA will not wade into the club's dispute with the Scottish Football Association. (The Herald)

The governing body are set to hold an emergency summit today and could suspend Rangers from playing in the Scottish Cup, a move which would scupper Charles Green's CVA plan. (The Scottish Sun)

And administrator Paul Clark claims he doesn't think players will have to be sold to fund the club's proposed CVA process. (Various)


Celtic will take on Spanish champions Real Madrid in a friendly match in Philadelphia on 11 August, after the SPL season has begun. (Various)

And Neil Lennon's side have made a move for West Brom midfielder Keith Andrews. (Daily Express)

But English top-flight sides West Ham and QPR are set to launch £7m bids for Celtic striker Gary Hooper. (The Scottish Sun)

While ex-Celt Vidar Riseth is urging his former club to splash the cash on Norwegian wonderkid Markus Henriksen. (The Scottish Sun)

Spartans management team of Mike Lawson and Sam Lynch have left the East of Scotland League side after eleven seasons, which include two runs to the last sixteen of the Scottish Cup. (The Scotsman)

Defender Willie Kinniburgh has revealed he has quit Partick Thistle to become a policeman due to the uncertainty surrounding Scottish football. (The Daily Mail)

New St Johnstone signing Gary Miller has admitted that the prospect of playing in Europe was a lure in moving from Ross County. (The Scotsman)

And Inverness' Gregory Tade expects to sign a deal with the Perth club today, also citing Europe as a factor in the move. (The Daily Express)

St Mirren's Kenny McLean was so keen to turn out for Scotland under-21s that he cancelled a holiday with his girlfriend. (The Scotsman)

Hartlepool United have entered the race to sign Inverness winger Johnny Hayes, while Motherwell's Steve Jennings is a target for Sheffield Wednesday. (The Herald)

Hibernian goalkeeper Mark Brown will escape a summer cull at the Easter Road club, according to his agent.